Peru: Lima’s international airport activates security protocol due to coronavirus

Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) and Ministry of Health (Minsa) activated the security protocol at Lima's Jorge Chavez international airport after the first case of coronavirus was announced on Friday. Footage recorded on Saturday shows passengers wearing masks and medical personnel at the airport. If a plane carrying passengers showing symptoms of the virus arrives, the MTC... Еще and the Minsa established that the plane would land in a «remote area» to which the health authority would access the aircraft to both test the person showing symptoms and the passengers sitting within a two-meter perimeter. With regard to preventive measures against the virus, passenger Luis Cardenas said that in his opinion the signs that have been placed in the airport may not be enough, since «people are in a hurry, they have to queue to enter migration, remove their luggage and they are not going to stop to read,” so «it would be more practical to warn passengers of the precautionary measures during the flight if someone is ill». On Friday, President Martín Vizcarra confirmed that a 25-year-old man who had recently traveled through Spain, France and the Czech Republic was the first case of coronavirus in Peru. According to the latest report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), at least 98,000 people worldwide have been infected by the COVID-19 virus so far, and over 3,300 people have lost their lives.

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